2009-05-14 / Local & State

Police Trace Ovechkin Death Threat

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Police say they've traced an Internet death threat made against Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin to a 17-year-old boy.

Pittsburgh Lt. Kevin Kraus says the boy lives in Chambersburg, about 125 miles (200 kilometers) east-southeast of Pittsburgh. Kraus says state police have talked to the boy, but no charges were immediately filed.

The boy's name wasn't released because he's a juvenile.

The posting on an ice hockey message board read, "I'm killing Ovechkin. I'll go to jail. I don't care anymore."

The Capitals, were leading their playoffs series 2-1, when they met the Penguins in Game 4 at Pittsburgh on Friday. The series is now tied up after Games 5 & 6 with the deciding game to be held in Washington on Wednesday.

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